Evangelism, Witnessing

Honking for Jesus

By Milton J. and Pamela K. Orgeron

By one definition, to honk means “to make a loud noise using a horn, especially the horn of a car.” Why do we honk a car horn? There are various reasons, including  to get the attention of or to alert other drivers of trouble ahead. In today’s self-centered society, one politically correct action is to as they say, “toot your own horn.”  What does this expression mean?  According to Urban Dictionary , when a person toots his or her horn he or she is bragging about or pointing out positive attributes about him or herself. This is contrary to the Scriptures. Christians’ desires and purposes on earth should be to honk God’s horn–too give God the honor and credit for any good that exists within us.

Similar to our honking a car horn to warn others of danger, we should be honking God’s horn to warn the lost world of eternal damnation that results for those persons who do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. How does one honk God’s horn? Ways to honk God’s horn may include sharing Scripture or sharing a word of testimony of what God has done in one’s life.

How does Scripture say we should honk God’s horn and boast about God?  Two of many passages are below:

In God we boast all day long, And praise Your name forever. Selah
But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
1. Whose horn do you find yourself honking most often?  Your own?  Other people’s?  God’s?
2. What has God done in your life that you would like to praise Him about?
3. Do you know God’s promises of good for us in the Scriptures for which He should be praised?  Here is an easy place to start!

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